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&#13 &#13 FAIRMONT — The Martin County Commissioners on Tuesday read from the Sheriff’s business


FAIRMONT — The Martin County Commissioners on Tuesday read from the Sheriff’s business office pertaining to jail meals service desires.

“We are seeking at introducing a kitchen area back again in just after quite a few a long time of not possessing it and it comes with a pricetag,” stated Chief Deputy Corey Klanderud.

When the jail was at first created, it experienced a kitchen but over the decades it was transitioned into a laundry home.

Hy-Vee experienced been supplying food support to the jail, but then cancelled their agreement with the county and the Sheriff’s workplace has since worked to find a area seller to provide food items company to the jail. Lakeview Health Solutions experienced supplied foods on a temporary foundation, but there is continue to a need to uncover a seller to generate the foods for the jails.

Klanderud mentioned they brought a proposal to the setting up committee and are not only searching at introducing a kitchen area, but a new laundry place and dry storage place. Klanderud said house is limited but they’ll make it perform. 4 parts will require to be reorganized to make it do the job. The original cost estimate for the project is $75,000.

The sheriff’s office is trying to get approval to get started with plumbing and electrical to go the laundry place.

“The challenge with the food stuff assistance is that with the appliances, there’s serious delay in production. Right after we get it ordered it could be 12 to 16 weeks prior to it is shipped,” Klanderud claimed.

He explained their existing food stuff assistance supplier talked about ending their company at the beginning of Oct and Klanderud reported they’ve questioned for it to be extended, which was granted but for an undetermined sum of time.

Commissioner Kathy Smith requested if the equipment can be moved to the Justice Heart jail, which Klanderud claimed most appliances will be on wheels or will be able to be moved.

“All of the things we’re asking to obtain now is usable in the new facility,” Klanderud claimed.

Commissioner Elliot Belgard mentioned, “We all know what transpired. We dropped our meals services provider, we just can’t get anyone to do it, we will need to do it ourselves. We do feel we can get it below the ARPA cash because it is fundamentally due to Covid that we never have a person delivering food assistance.”

Klanderud stated as quickly as the option of receiving a kitchen area moves forward, they would glance for a company to actually deliver food stuff company.

A motion was produced to go ahead with the project.

Transferring to other matters, Doug Hartke of the Fox Lake Conservation League was existing to notify the board of a new order of land.

“Last Tuesday we procured 80 acres in Elm Creek Township,” Hartke explained.

He mentioned existing taxes this year are $2,774. Dependent on their appraisal of $800,000, the future PILT payment need to be $6,000.

“Fox Lake will restore the parcel to indigenous varieties and grasses and will restore 25 to 35 acres of wetland on the parcel,” Hartke said.

Belgard asked about the large value of the land and no matter if that was an indicator of it becoming prime farmland. Hartke said it is center assortment, not higher conclude.

Belgard questioned whether or not the land was acquired in an auction and another person was bidding in opposition to them to use it as farmland, to which Hartke stated “yes.”

“That’s significant for us to know, but I guess we really don’t have action on it,” Belgard claimed.

Following Fox Lake Conservation League restores the land, it will be transferred to the DNR in 2022 or 2023.

The board also read a brief update on the courthouse dome venture. County Coordinator Scott Higgins said they are waiting around for four new eagle statues, which will sit at the foundation of the dome. They’ve been delayed and are now slated to come Oct. 15.

He claimed that the although the unveiling ceremony was intended to be held this month, it will be pushed back to subsequent spring or summer months.

“Construction is supposed to start out this week on the roof. They’ll be working on that from now till December when the timeline suggests it should be total,” Higgins reported.

Commissioner Richard Koons stated he’s found there are some troubles with the 2nd hand on the clock. He stated he’s observed that it stalls pretty frequently. Smith reported another person advised her that the clock was off by 4 minutes.

In other motion, the board:

— Established the proposed tax levy at a 3.87 p.c enhance.

— Held a brief ceremony to recognize Martin County staff members for serving in increments of five decades from five to 35 a long time. New employees were also regarded.

— Approved Alex Young-Williams, Guide for The us Fellow, to assist with broadband endeavours and sit on the broadband citizen committee.

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